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Reference Number 11981
Position Title Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Advanced Trainee (Senior Registrar)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Hospitals WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $203,839.26 to $213,086.27
Proposed starting date 05/02/2024
Position Summary

WA Country Health Service, Bunbury Hospital is seeking an Advanced Trainee Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar

for a 12-months Fixed Term Full Time appointment commencing in February 2024,

with the possibility of extension(s).



Applications are invited for the position of Advanced Trainee Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar within Bunbury Health Campus. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department is a regional hub for obstetrics and gynaecology, delivering around 1100 babies a year and providing a full scope of general gynaecology with 6 specialist O&Gs, core training registrars and RMOs.  The department offers an exceptional experience for an advanced trainee interested in generalist O&G on the doorstep of the beautiful south west of WA with excellent schools, world class surfing and mountain biking not to mention the Margaret River region just over an hour away.

This position will require the provision of high quality and patient centered care, including elective and on call commitments, to all Obstetrics and Gynaecology in-patients under the supervision of the supervising Consultant within a multi-disciplinary team. You will provide phone support to the region, and there is regional clinical care roles. In the role, you will work in accordance with the WA Country Health Service core values of Community, Compassion, Quality, Integrity, Equity and Curiosity. The hospital provides training, supervision and education for Registrars, Resident Medical Officers and Interns and you will be the leader of this part of our workforce. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, you will work to achieve National, State and WACHS performance standards and the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards and will adhere to the policies and guidelines of the department and participate in quality improvement programs.

The successful applicants will need to be equivalent to the level of advanced trainee in O&G with RANZCOG from Australia or a comparable country.  Candidates must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.



We encourage you to contact our WACHS-SW Medical Recruitment team for any additional queries.



The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors. 



Bunbury is a picturesque harbour city located in the south west coast of WA, 175km south of Perth. It is located in the heart of the South West – WA’s premier holiday region. While living in this beautiful seaside city, you can enjoy all types of water sports along the coast and within the harbor. Inland, venture out for some bushwalking, mountain-biking and camping in local forests. Try tasting the award-winning wines from our fantastic local wineries and enjoying fresh local produce in your home and in restaurants and cafes.

Bunbury Hospital is the Regional Resource Centre for the beautiful South West region of Western Australia. The hospital has 171 acute inpatient beds of which 71 are allocated to General Medicine.

Daily admissions average 14 with additional patients seen for other craft groups.

Bunbury Hospital has a busy Emergency Department, an 8 bed ICU, General Surgical Unit, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatric Unit. 

Bunbury Hospital continues to grow in size, reputation and sophistication. An extensive campus re-development plan which is currently in design phase, will ensure the hospital continues to attract high quality medical will be developing into a Teaching, Training and Research hub for WACHS.

A co-located private hospital provides Comprehensive Cancer Service, Radiation Therapy, Coronary Care and Angiography, Dialysis and Palliative Care.

The city is family oriented with excellent schools and many sporting and cultural activities for children to choose from.

Benefits of Working in Bunbury:

  • Offers close and regular contact and support from quality Consultant Specialists and mentors who are very supportive
  • Enjoy a broader scope of practice and true breadth of medicine across all specialties with opportunities to practice procedures you would not have access to in a metro setting
  • Bunbury is a relatively new hospital with top of the range facilities and great educational support
  • Work with a close-knit team where you’ll be guaranteed to form strong supportive friendships and be a part of the local community
  • Great work/life balance with limited commute and access to some of the most beautiful scenic sites in Western Australia 

More information:

WA Health, Government of Western Australia (

WA Country Health Service - Working at Bunbury Regional Hospital



In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 11% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances



Relocation assistance is available for eligible international and inter-state candidates.  For further information please visit:

* Please note, relocation incentives are available to successful candidates offered a 12 months' Offer of Employment, to the value of $10,000 for international candidates and $8000 for inter-state candidates.



Applicants are requested to apply online via Medical Jobs WA - Mercury eRecruit(Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants). E-mailed applications will not be accepted. 

Applicants must provide the following documentation for the panel to assess based on merit:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (up to 4 A4 pages) including the names and contact details of 2 referees. Your CV must provide a summary of your experience in the context of the advertised vacancy.
  • A statement addressing the below Selection Criteria (please do NOT address the criteria in the attached JDF):


  1. Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia.
  2. Currently undertaking final years of advanced RANZCOG training for specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  3. Appropriate clinical expertise in obstetrics and gynaecology management, including previous registrar experience in a tertiary hospital.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Experience and commitment in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.
  7. Demonstrated ability to monitor and review their clinical effectiveness, note their limitations and put in place strategies to ensure safe patient care.


  1. Research interest and expertise in areas related to women’s health.
  2. Knowledge of quality improvement principles.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to clinical audits and peer review.
  4. Willing to work in a team environment.
  5. Current knowledge and commitment to Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Work Health and Safety in all aspects of employment and service delivery.
  6. Commitment to regional/rural care.

Applicant documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process.

Multiple applications will not be considered in their entirety.  Where multiple applications are uploaded, the last document to be uploaded will be the only document accepted and considered by the panel. 

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact

Recruitment Agencies presenting medical practitioners to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) via MedJobsWA at must read the attached ‘WACHS and Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017-2020’.



  • This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: 
  • WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
  • Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.
  • Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
  • WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


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Lodgment is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on 16th October 2023 AWST will not be accepted.


Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Contact Person WA Health
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 16/10/2023
JDF 2023-09-11 - JDf - 614518 Registrar - Service - Obstetrics and Gynaecology.pdf
How to Apply Guide MedJobs Application Guide.pdf
Other attachments
Pre-employment Health Assessment Policy.pdfOpen
Working with Children Check.pdfOpen
Medical Practitioner - WACHS & Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017 - 2020.pdfOpen
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